2020 Ian Noble Essay Prize

The title for the 2020 Ian Noble Essay Prize is:
“Followership during the COVID-19 pandemic: what can we learn?”

This year’s submission period closed on 15th October 2020.
Winners have been informed and will be announced by the end of October.

Eligibility criteria
The HLA Essay Prize is an individual award which is open to applications from:

  • Medical, Nursing or Allied Health Professional Students
  • Healthcare professionals on the GMC, NMC or HCPC registers within three years of qualification

Applicants must be registered with The HLA.

Submissions must not have been:

  • entered elsewhere for any other award
  • presented at national or international conferences
  • published

Submission criteria
Submissions may be up to 1,500 words in length and should use Vancouver referencing.
The author’s name and position should be stated underneath the title.
Submissions will be scored using a standardised marking scheme, considering:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Analysis
  • Use of evidence base/research
  • Structure of argument
  • Communication
  • Style
  • Novelty of ideas.

Prizes
1st prize
The winner will be given the opportunity to present their work at The HLA National Conference on 21st-22nd November 2020, and will be presented with a certificate. Their essay will be published on The Leadership Blog and promoted across social media. Additionally, they will receive one year’s free HLA Associate Subscription and will have the opportunity to present their work on a HLA Live episode after the announcement.

2nd and 3rd place entrants will receive one year’s free HLA Associate Subscription. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to present their work on a HLA Live episode after the announcement.

The results will be announced in late October, so please keep 21st-22nd November 2020 free and register for the conference